Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing WaterPaperback
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- Publisher: Penguin Books
- Format: Paperback | 582 pages
- Dimensions: 127mm x 193mm x 33mm | 408g
- Publication date: 1 June 1993
- Publication City/Country: New York, NY
- ISBN 10: 0140178244
- ISBN 13: 9780140178241
- Edition: Revised
- Edition statement: Revised and Updated ed.
- Sales rank: 124,663
"Beautifully written and meticulously researched."--"St. Louis Post-Dispatch." This updated study of the economics, politics, and ecology of water covers more than a century of public and private desert reclamation in the American West.
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Marc Reisner worked for many years at the Natural Resources Defense Council. His Cadillac Desert was a National Book Critics Circle Award nominee. He died in 2000.
Table of contents
Introduction: A Semidesert with a Desert Heart Chapter One: A Country of Illusion Chapter Two: The Red Queen Chapter Three: First Causes Chapter Four: An American Nile (I) Chapter Five: The Go-Go Years Chapter Six: Rivals in Crime Chapter Seven: Dominy Chapter Eight: An American Nile (II) Chapter Nine: The Peanut Farmer and the Pork Barrel Chapter Ten: Chinatown Chapter Eleven: Those Who Refuse to Learn... Chapter Twelve: Things Fall Apart Epilogue: A Civilization, If You Can Keep It Afterword to the Revised Edition Acknowledgments Notes and Bibliography Index